Siege Astrotrain, Apeface, Spinister and Crosshairs revealed!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Knightsword, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. tigatron2002

    tigatron2002 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    24,257
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +33,148
    Ebay:
    Don’t get me wrong, I love the prime wars (hell I think I’m one of the few that really likes potp rodimus), not really trying to disparage them, just trying to point out that really the only thing siege lacks is height (and even some older figures are of similar size). To say siege has dropped in quality is false
     
    • Like Like x 11
  2. MishMash

    MishMash Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2018
    Posts:
    128
    Trophy Points:
    67
    Likes:
    +169
    When are these figures due for release? I'm really feeling Spinister
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. tigatron2002

    tigatron2002 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    24,257
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +33,148
    Ebay:
    December
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. TFXProtector

    TFXProtector Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2011
    Posts:
    14,715
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Likes:
    +11,422
    This, but don't be surprised if early leaks happen at a handful of Walmarts or Targets like earlier this year. Don't absolutely bank on them, but don't be surprised, either. This year, and last, has been really weird for collectors. I've never seen this much new product at actual physical retail in a decade. Seriously, the internet became a necessity for a lot of people for a while, there. Nowadays, you see people say things like "Oh, I'd never buy Hasbro Transformers at BBTS." and they used to be right because sooner or later (usually later) you'd see them hit mass retail and maybe even at clearance pricing. But during Energon and onward, sometimes the only way to finish a line was BBTS. And their prices weren't higher than MSRP at the time!

    Now, with Brickseek, you can pretty much find what you're looking for at Walmart if you're persistent enough. I think that's part of the reason why they haven't blocked Brickseek, they know it'll net 'em a sale. Why Target doesn't follow suit is beyond me.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. Ramberk Magnus

    Ramberk Magnus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2003
    Posts:
    3,172
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +3,876
    Tangent/ I'm guessing that the big box stores are asking Hasbro for exclusives, so maybe there's a bigger INTERNAL push from the big box stores to have well stocked toy shelves? After all, if you spend money on getting exclusives from Hasbro, then you better make sure your shelves look good.

    Walmart has been getting home runs with their G1 reissues. Target got home runs with Redwing and the Rainmakers. Amazon got home runs with their exclusives too. Walgreens will get a lot of foot traffic once Ratchet shows up in the US.

    I am super curious what exclusives we'll get next year.

    I think its impossible for individual stores to determine how much product of a current wave to stock or if its better to just withhold re-ordering product and waiting for the next wave to be released. You can't predict customer interest. But this year toy shelves seem to be doing okay in my region. Usually the current wave is 1-2 months behind (I'm finally seeing saturation of Refracktor, Red Alert, Jetfire, etc). But I also think that's kind of normal. Fans are impatient (that's normal too).

    Lastly, I concur with Shepard Prime's comments. Only 2cents I'll add is that I personally don't feel let down by what I'm paying and what I'm getting. Older lines are not bad (I collected lots of TR) but Siege is really keeping up with the high standards of great design and sometimes exceeding them too (IMO).
     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. Blackout32

    Blackout32 PANTERA FAR BEYOND DRIVEN

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Posts:
    6,780
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Location:
    Cybertron in the Matrix of leadership
    Likes:
    +1,741
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    YouTube:
    With Apeface being in plastic again, i have to wonder where's Snapdragon or is he being left out? I mean they really can't leave Snapdragon out cause hes part of the horrorcons. I really can't wait to get these 4 new figures. They are going to be awesome sitting on a shelf behind me.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. Capperclawed

    Capperclawed ~~ Head-ON! ~~

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2018
    Posts:
    347
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Location:
    Alberta
    Likes:
    +484
    i cant remember where, but Snapdragon is confirmed for chapter 2, sorry i dont got a source but i defs heard that.
     
  8. Blackout32

    Blackout32 PANTERA FAR BEYOND DRIVEN

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Posts:
    6,780
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Location:
    Cybertron in the Matrix of leadership
    Likes:
    +1,741
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    YouTube:
    Well,.......that's great,... but i hadn't heard but I'm excited now even more.


     
  9. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Posts:
    5,185
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    Chile
    Likes:
    +615
    Yeah I remember that too, the panel where they revealed Apeface mentioned that "his partner was coming too" or something like that.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  10. kaijuguy19

    kaijuguy19 Keyblade Wielder

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2011
    Posts:
    27,794
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Likes:
    +6,205
    I mean Snapdragon's a given since one can't imagine one or the other only being made. Wouldn't be at all shocked if this also means we'll see the rest of the original headmasters that weren't present at least in the way people want them to be in TR in WFC part 2 such as Squeezplay,Nightbeat,Siren,Minerva,Hosehead,Fangry,Terri-Bull,etc. Such as how in POTP we got both the G1 Predacons and Terrorcons that weren't present in CW.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  11. Ramberk Magnus

    Ramberk Magnus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2003
    Posts:
    3,172
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +3,876
    All of that sounds likely based on past patterns.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. HunterGreen2005

    HunterGreen2005 Fra-gee-lay. It must be Italian!

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Posts:
    3,554
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +5,576
    I didn't think I really needed a new Astrotrain until I recently whipped out my Legends Astrotrain I bought early 2018 when I came back to collecting after a 5 year absence... At the time I was blown away by it... :eek: 

    A year later I didn't realize how spoiled I have gotten with Siege. :D 

    Legends Astrotrain (and Blitzwing) are absolute bricks in comparison to Siege Voyagers... No movement in the hips, ankles, and wrists! o_O  How did that not bother me before? :p 

    IMG_0403.JPG
     
    • Like Like x 5
  13. artiepants

    artiepants Misses readable TF comics

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    17,902
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    387
    Location:
    Seattle
    Likes:
    +2,613
    that's kinda funny, since Springer looks way more like a brick :p 
    (as in, he is created entirely out of rectangular shapes)
     
    • Like Like x 4
  14. shadowbug

    shadowbug Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2015
    Posts:
    547
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +867
    Here's some size comparisons assuming siege astrotrain is around the new seeker height.
    20190916_124456.jpg 20190916_124339.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 10
  15. transgeek2345

    transgeek2345 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2009
    Posts:
    435
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +743
  16. Diamondback

    Diamondback Bitterly Clinging G1 Micromaster Malcontent

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2012
    Posts:
    1,649
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Likes:
    +1,325
    Makes you wonder if Astrotrain wasn't a pre-tool for something else too...

    S is best remembered for AC Gilbert's American Flyer trains of the 1940s-60s.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. AnonymousDwell

    AnonymousDwell Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2014
    Posts:
    6,361
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    N/A
    Likes:
    +8,159
    If it's helpful, here's a couple of screens from a review video as well:

    Without "shoes"
    Astrotrain size comparison.jpg

    With "shoes"
    Astrotrain size comparison 2.jpg

    (source):
     
  18. shellformer

    shellformer @

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2013
    Posts:
    1,517
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +241
    Funny to think that Jetfire is only thirty dollars more.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  19. Bass X0

    Bass X0 Captain Commando

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2003
    Posts:
    11,690
    News Credits:
    41
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    England
    Likes:
    +5,277
    I can’t justify buying the Siege leaders at their price. I’ll wait for a sale.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  20. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II The Pristine

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2015
    Posts:
    15,212
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Likes:
    +14,316
    Leader is the new Voyager.